in 1993, the Center for Science in the Public Interest attracted expensive media attention when is reported that Chinese restaurant food is unhealthy.a meal of Kung Pao Chicken, the center claimed, is compareable to"four McDonald\'s quarter pounder. In the months that followed this news, the CSPI focused on several other types of food including Italian food, Mexican food, and movie theater-popcorn that-according to the center\'s findings, contained unhealthy levels of salt and fat. The center declared that fettucine Alfredo is "a heart attack on a plate,"that eating Chile Rellenos is like eating a whole stick of butter," and that a medium sized container of movie theater popcorn with butter flavored topping contains " more fat than a bacon and eggs breakfast, a Big Mac with fries lunch, and a steak dinner with all the trimmings combined."

in response to this ever growing list of dangerous foods, Mike Royko, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, undoubtedly express the first rations of many Americans when he wrote, "I can save the Center for Science in the Public Interest a lot of bother an expense. All it takes is a simple an announcement: if something tastes good, it is probably bad. Is something tastes really dull, it is probably good." in a humorous tone, Royko asked, "who knows where the food nags will strike next? A deli." Ironically, delis were one of the CSPI\'s subsequent targets: It proclaimed that an egg-salad sand which" makes a Dairy Queen banana split looks like diet food."